Miranda Lambert still isn’t done releasing singles from 2011′s Four The Record, with the current ACM Female Vocalist of the Year announcing that the colorful “All Kinds of Kinds” will serve as the disc’s fifth single. Sony’s confirmed a radio add date of June 24, and also released what must be the worst cover art of 2013 (sorry JT).
It’ll be interesting to see how receptive the conservative country fans in the honky tonks are to Miranda’s lyrics about a cross-dressing congressmen and a pharmacist who drugs her kids with Ritalin, but the final single from a hit album is always a good opportunity to take a risk. It was either gonna be this or the blurry alt-country of “Fine Tune,” which would’ve struggled to garner airplay on the same stations that sent all four of Four The Records singles into the top ten of the country music charts.
Anyway, the real issue at hand is Lambert’s fifth studio album and its mystery release date. If she were to stick to her usual schedule, it’d be out before Christmas, but “All Kinds of Kinds” makes that virtually impossible. Country songs take months to build at radio, and unless Miranda Lambert magically transforms into Rihanna overnight, there’s just not enough time in the year left for a final Four The Record single and a new lead single from her next album. She also recently told an Arizona publication that she won’t hit the studio to start recording her “fun” new album until August, so we’re guesstimating that Mrs. Shelton probably won’t come out with her Four The Record follow-up until some time next year.
In the meantime, you’ll just have to enjoy “All Kinds of Kinds” and the latest Pistal Annies album.
[Via Keepin' It Country]